Mok Swagger is an aging rock superstar with an interest in the occult, who became a major player in the Villains Tournament.
A powerful tactical genius, he is the main villain in the Canadian animated film Rock and Rule.
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BeginningsMok Swagger began his life as any other human. However, as he began to grow older, he began to take a drastic interest in the occult. As his family quickly attempted to put a stop to such things, Mok eventually decided to sacrifice them to a great demon (Chernabog) that he had encountered in his dreams. Mok, growing even stronger in the ways of sorcery and magic, set his sights on the land of entertainment. Now an adult, Mok became an amazingly popular super-rocker, selling millions of records and singles. However, such trivial success was not enough for Mok.
Deciding that he would become even more popular one way or another, Mok began to backmask his music with the same incantations and spells he had learned in his youth. Within weeks, his plans came to fruition as his popularity skyrocketed. With his career at it's apex, Mok once again set to work on his plans of magic and mystisism. Seeking to summon a massive demon from another dimension, Mok poured his now seemingly limitless funds into his new project. However, his plans would come to a halt as war between the U.S. and the Soviets quickly brought about a nuclear apocalypse.
When the dust settled from the war, Mok found that the nuclear radiation had effected his appearence. He now had fangs, claws, and no hair. Mok went into a dark recluse, hiding from his fansand cohorts. Eventually, a voice (Stalker) told him to once again take up the mantle of the super-rocker as before. Now, even wilder, in both inside and out, Mok set out to once again change the world to be his.....
A Watchful EyeMok, using his vast wealth and technology, kept tabs on the strange phenominon around the globe. As he quickly saw that all the worlds heroes were dying out, Mok then anticipated the coming war between the various villains of the world. He then purposed to be the "last man standing".
Mok first entered the war after he developed a rivalry with Doctor Facilier. Facilier was a witch doctor who, like Mok, had an interest in the occult. Mok felt that Facilier could pose a threat to his plans, so he secretly contacted the Doctor's "Friends on the Other Side" and promised them he would be more useful to them than Facilier. The Friends took a liking to Mok, and agreed that he would be more useful to them than Doctor Facilier. Mok confronted Facilier, and the two argued briefly before the Friends on the Other Side made their decision - Mok was chosen as their new ally, and they dragged the screaming Doctor Facilier into the afterlife.
Dealings with LudmillaLater, Mok was visited by Ludmilla, adviser to the Tsar of Russia. Russia was under threat from Maleficent, and Ludmilla - determined that nothing should stand in the way of her plans of ruling the kingdom herself - went to Mok for help. Mok and his Friends on the Other Side agreed to help Ludmilla, by providing her with a potion which would supposedly grant her the power to destroy Malificent. What Ludmilla didn't expect was that the potion would transform her into a monstrous dragon, who was, in the end, easily dealt with by the Mistress of all Evil.
A Watchful Eye
Mok kept track of the war via his super computer, which allowed him to watch every battle. The computer also gave Mok a list of predicted conflicts, and Mok planned to bide his time until he was the last man standing.
Sensing that Malificent should be dealt with sooner, rather than later, but knowing that he wouldn't stand a chance against her personally, Mok decided to use his technology to take control of the mind of a prehistoric dinosaur named Sharptooth. Mok sent Sharptooth to Malificent's castle, but she used her magic to trap him in a forest of thorns. Sharptooth quickly escaped this however, and attacked her. Malificent transformed into a monstrous dragon and knocked Sharptooth into a deep ravine, much to Mok's fury.
Putting his plans to destroy Malificent on hiatus, Mok next traveled to Professor Screweyes' "Eccentric Circus". The Circus was invaded by Alameda Slim, who hoped to steal Screweyes' animals. Screweyes quickly used his machinery to reduce Slim to a paranoid, jabbering wreck and humiliate him in front of the audience, much to Mok's delight. Impressed by the Professor's skills, Mok recruited him into his service. He later brought Holli Would back to the animated universe after her victory against Wise Guy and the Toon Patrol in the live-action universe. It is also implied that Holli becomes Mok's girlfriend, as he tells her that "All work and no play makes Mok a dull boy."
Deciding to accelerate his master plan in the wake of his failed attacks on Maleficent, Mok made a daring move by taking over Zurg Tower, which had recently been heavily damaged during a battle with Thrax. Using his super computer, Mok was able to take over the entire tower and drive Emperor Zurg out. The real reason for this takeover was so that Mok could gain access to Zurg's databanks and discover all he knew about inter dimensional travel.
Eventually, an enraged Zurg came to reclaim his tower, killing Professor Screweyes in the process. At the same time, Mok was confronted by Jafar, and though he managed to bombard the sorcerer with pyrotechnics and energy blasts, Mok was forced to retreat, abandoning the tower, but taking all the data he had stolen along with him.
Is This the End of Mok?
After escaping Zurg Tower, Mok ordered Holli Would to go to the live-action universe and plant a transceiver so that he could unleash his Demon into the live-action universe, as well as his own. Captain Hook, spotting Holli entering the portal, followed her through and destroyed the transciever. Nonetheless, with the war over and his enemies weakened, Mok went ahead with his master plan - to unleash an incredibly powerful Demon that would allow him to conquer the multiverse. This move frustrated the Friends on the Other Side, who believed that Mok had gone too far.
One thing Mok had not planned for was the return of Doctor Facilier from the dead, who arrived at Mok's base of operations just as the Demon was unleashed. Facilier convinced his old friends to side with him once again, and they performed a voodoo ritual which sent the Demon back where it had come from. As Mok scrambled to regain control, Facilier revealed himself and knocked him down into the pit. Mok screamed as he was cast into another dimension, all his plans ruined.
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Mok is later revealed to have survived Facilier's attack and vanished into the night in his car. He is later shown at his old headquarters, where he asks his computer about the Armageddon Key, Chernabog. Next, Mok allies with the evil pipe organ Forte. Together, they resurrect Professor Screweyes, and retrieve Holli Would from her previous universe. It is then, that Mok informs his allies of his new master plan. He is next seen confronting Cruella DeVille, who joins his alliance.
A Plan Unfolds
With his alliance assembled, Mok began to enact his new plan for world domination. The first phase of his plan required Cruella to travel to the live action universe to retrieve "The Lament Configuration", a powerful puzzle box which opens the gates of Hell itself. In the live action universe Cruella is met with opposition in the form of Freddy Krueger and Pinhead, but eventually manages to make allies with Count Olaf and Doctor Claw, as she continues her search.
Meanwhile, Mok and his alliance witness Captain Hook's return to the hand drawn universe. Vengeful at Hook for ruining his plans once before, Mok sends Professor Screweyes to kill him. Upon arriving at Hook's ship, Screweyes is confronted by Sarousch, who is seeking to recruit Hook for Ratcliffe's alliance. Although he defeats Sarousch, Screweyes is forced to flee after the battle, and Hook joins Ratcliffe's forces.
New Master of the Underworld
Mok, now possessing the lament configuration after Cruella is able to send it to his world, decides that now is the time to put his plan into action, and plans to show his old rival Facilier, "New levels of Hell." He first has Professor Screweyes kill the failed spy Sarousch, then, Mok himself attacks Dr. Facilier in the underworld. Mok reveals that Loki has been serving him all along, and then, unleashing all his powers, Mok easily obliterates Facilier's shadow demons. He then turns his attention to the friends on the other side, and then destroys them also. He then tells the defeated Facilier "I have enjoyed your little game, but tonight, the game in MINE!" Utterley defeated, Facilier retreats. Mok then confronts Stalker, and performs an elaborate musical number as he uses the lament configuration to summon, The Seven Homunculi: Lust, Greed, Envy, Sloth, Wrath and Gluttony. He then destroys one of the last threats to his power by destroying the spirit of the defeated Jafar.
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Non Disney Villains Tournament
The man who would one day become the infamous insane criminal mind known as Mok Swagger was born in the most unusual of environments:.
The child was the result of an encounter between a priest from the abbey of the town he lived in and a modest woman who claimed for a child her husband could not provide. As fate would have it, however, the child was not born in the most normal of conditions. As soon as the baby was extracted from his mother's womb, everyone could see he was an albino. Mostly, people would not mind much, but considering how deeply hidden and religious the small town was, the child was found to be a sign of disgrace.
The priest, as fate would have it, was horrified at what his "sin" had egenrated, and seeking forgiveness from his Lord, decided to take the young boy under his wing and away from his mother, who commited suicide from sorrow soon after. Even though he was raised up in an environment that was meant to flow with tolerance and acceptance, the child was abused and neglected by most monks and friars from the abbey, as they knew the sin that was the source of his genesis. As such, it was already in his early youth that the boy began to detach himself from humanity, finding solace in the only place people didn't value sight: the church choirs.
The boy loved music, and at every chance he had, he would listen to and possibly even participate in whatever activities were certain to enroll. His interest in music grew more and more, up to a point in which he found himself studying and perfecting symphonies so that no ear could ever find the sounds emitted by the choir to be distasteful.
Due to his pleas, the priest (who was his father) finally allowed the boy to attent to seminaries lectured in the academies surrounding the town. In one of such seminaries, he came across a very interesting book, which in turn awoke one more of his interests: Darwin's Origin of the Species.
He soon began questioning everything the faith fed to him made him believe, and after many inquirings and investigations, he went to present his thesis to the priest who took care of him and other influential members of the local church. Upon being denied the praise and recognition his studies had made him hope for, being laughed at and humiliatingly removed from the academy he so passionately worked in, he ran far from home, searching for someone or something who could attent to his interests.
During his long searches he came across a wounded rat, and, as fate would have it, decided to take care of it, tending for its wounds and keeping it as a pet. In a way, the small irrational rodent understood him far better than humans ever would. Up to a certain point, he sort of began believing he hated animals, simply because in their simple nature they could achieve what he, as a brilliant and superior mind could not: happiness.
After several weeks of walking around as a vagabound, he found a home in a small town, famous for its renouned Alchemist Shou Tucker, known for "sewing life itself" and creating mythical creatures. A man of science and logic, he had his faith once again shaken when Shou Tucker demonstrated to him the creation of a chimera by fusing two animals into each other out of thin air. Desperate for knowledge and filled with admiration for the alchemist, the young man begged to be Tucker's apprentice. Seeing the kid's potential, Shou Tucker accepted and taught him the basics of alchemy.
Life would not be made of roses, however. The state which funded the alchemist's resources began to grow impatient with new inovations and eventually asked him to revolutionize science itself. Tucker had a brilliant idea: to create a speaking chimera. After many attempts, however, he failed miserably and slumbered to depression, the young man growing depressed and desperate to remain working under his wing. In a fit of mad "brilliance", Tucker realized the component that he lacked. For a chimera to speak, he'd need an animal who could voice its own opinion...a human being.
The apprentice never saw it coming. Getting him while he slept, Tucker mercilessly bound him down and used the young man's own pet rat as the other test subject. He fused their own bodies...and souls. The result is the "mutant" being known today as Mok Swagger.
The transformation was made in a rush, and was incomplete, as two separate entities could never concile in of itself. The fact that the souls were trapped together in the same physical form led to excruciating pain that eventually led Mok to a horrid state of insanity, taking incredibly high doses of pain killers and other drugs to halt his suffering. Even though his human conscience prevailed in the merging, Mok could never ignore the more feral instincts manifesting from the core of his soul, driving him to turn more animalistic...and to lose his utter sense of right and wrong.
One night, while being exposed to the military alchemists, fascinated by Tucker's work, Mok realized life made no sense. Everyone and everything was to a toll of Man's sick games. He was born a monster to the eyes of the world, and now, even his appearance reflected the monstrosity painted only in his mind. The world wanted a freak? He'd give them one.
As Thrax rises from the ashes, Mok is there to greet him. He forms a fast alliance with the virus, asking Thrax to take out the central computer system of Zygon, a task in which Thrax succeeds. Simultaneously, Mok works on a serum that is able to enhance intelligence and heal wounds rapidly. He tests this serum on various animals, with both Claudandus and General Woundwort resulting from the testing. He pits the two against each other as part of testing, with Woundwort mortally wounding Claudandus. Mok then approaches the wounded Tyler with an offer: Mok will provide the henchman with some of the serum in exchance for future service.
Meanwhile, Mok observes the world of cyberspace, watching a duel between Technus and Keramon unfold. He takes the time to manually upgrade Keramon into Infermon during the battle. Though the battle ends in a draw, Mok provides an escape port for the Infermon.
Knowing that Tyler also works for the Shredder, Mok decides to monopolize Tyler even more by expediting the Shredder's fall. Mok thus sends both Tyler and Thrax into space to distract them from defending the Shredder's lair, the Technodrome. He instructs them to kidnap an alien called Leah whom he can use to blackmail her planet's leaders. Thrax manages to kidnap Leah, though Tyler falls in battle to the bounty hunters, Korso and Preed. Exactly as Mok planned, Doctor Robotnik's forces defeat those of the Shredder and Tyler revives in space. Mok is then able to hack into the Technodrome and take control of Metal Sonic (due to the help of Infermon), as well as gain information about Korso and Preed from the revived Tyler.
Breaking New Ground
Mok intercepts a transmission from the live-action universe, making contact with the Master. Interested in the power the Master possesses, he persuades the Master into sending his finest agent, Agent Smith, into the animated universe. Smith arrives unscathed, but Tyler returns from space and demands that Smith leave. Amused by the prospect of making Tyler suffer, Mok has Smith kill Tyler. Tyler revives, naturally, but Mok still is satisfied with killing Tyler yet again.
Harvester of Souls
Mok has his minions, the Schlepper brothers, bring Ember McLain to him, hoping to use her for his masterplan. Once Ember arrives, Mok offers a deal singing with him. Ember agrees, and Mok begins to harness her ability to harvest souls with her guitar. Mok brings forth a massive demon from the underworld, one that quickly devours Ember's soul.
Mok has Thrax infect the scientist, Baxter Stockman, with a flesh-eating bacteria. At the same time, he has Infermon open up Doctor Robotnik's base to an attack by Discord. Killing two birds with one stone, Mok has Agent Smith offer to to rebuild Robotnik's lair in exchange for permission to use Robotnik's roboticizer, which Mok then uses to build Stockman a new body. Stockman is now forced to help the rock star, harvesting equipment from an abandoned COBRA base. Mok also fuses the demon he summoned with the dying Claudandus to create the hellcat, Red. Mok delights in his new savage creation. Later, inspired by a speech from Agent Smith, Mok unleashes a digital horror from within his computer: AM. To Mok's shock, his computer is a hyper-intelligent AI bent on his destruction.
Tying Up Loose Ends and Doctors
After most of his allies perish in one of Agent Smith's plans to take down the League of Assassins, Mok sees fit to gain more traction in the world. He makes a deal with Snively: taking down Doctor Robotnik permanently. After Snively lures the mad scientist out into the open, Mok attacks, throwing several energy balls into Robotnik's machinery. The tactic is astonishingly effective, as Robotnik is helpless to stop the destruction of his empire. Mok then binds Robotnik's soul to a new metal body, a body under Snively's control.
An Alchemist's Revenge
After binding Robotnik's soul to Snively's robot, Mok is inspired to confront the alchemist who turned him into the psychopath he is: Shou Tucker. Mok kills the guards outside and proceeds to beat Tucker to a pulp, but the alchemist begins espousing his worldview. Tucker notes that he made Mok into the monster that he is purely to see how far he could test the limits of alchemy. In short, he made Mok as an example of scientific progress. Amused by Tucker's cruelty, Mok decides to let him live, so that he might endure a life of pain.
Mok tracks down a renegade Homunculus, Greed, and performs an alchemical experiment upon him. Mok restructures Greed's body so that he can take a portion of the Ultimate Shield for himself. Greed attacks Mok, but the experiment provides Mok with enough knowledge to exploit one of Greed's weak spots. Mok lets Greed go free, having gathered all that he needs from the Homunculus.
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Mok appears in the sixth fight of the first episode of the war, initally as the employer of Livewire. He sends her to rampage through Lex Luthor's kryptonite mining operations, and kill it's miners, in which Tyler is also amongst them. As soon as Livewire is slain by Tyler, Mok takes an interest on the warrior and proposes to join him as his new enforcer, with Tyler agreeing to his offer.